splitting up meal break to avoid california penalty fee
As a company are we able to break up the California meal break to avoid the penalty?
Scenario: An employee has a meeting or training that interferes with their lunch (1 hour)break.
- Can we as a company require the employee to break up their mealtime and take 30 minutes on their 3rd hour worked, and the remainder 30 minutes after their meeting/training lets say on their 5th or 6th hour worked?
- Can we as a company require them to do this, or is this an option and totally up to the employee if they want to split their meal break?